In recognition of the role financial literacy plays in the economy, and in furtherance of its 2014 priorities, the Bankers’ Committee through its Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub-Committee (FLSC) has mapped out activities targeted at primary and secondary school students to mark the 2014 edition of Global Money Week which started from Monday 10th to Monday 17th March, 2014.
To commemorate the week-long event, Thursday 13th March 2014, has been designated ‘Financial Literacy Day’, by the Bankers’ Committee. The aim of both Global Money Week and Financial Literacy Day is to inculcate sound financial knowledge and fiscal planning skills in children and the youth.
Planned activities to mark the week include visits by officials of the various financial institutions to schools adopted by their institutions.
The financial institution CEOs will during their visit, teach selected students from the schools a module of a Financial Literacy curriculum specially designed by Junior Achievement Nigeria – a non-governmental organisation focused on educating children about their economic environment. Other activities include visits by students to banks to observe bank activities. The Central Bank of Nigeria will also be organising a Child and Youth Finance Fair/Exhibition in Abuja to mark the week.